Sep 27, 2012 - 6:56 am
Larry had his 1st visit yesterday with the Oncologist at Karmanos. For me the appointment was uplifting as the Dr was very informative and hopeful. The best part was that one of his very best friends is Dr Orringer at U of M ,who is world renowned for the treatment of this disease. They will work together hand in hand enabling Larry to have his treatments at our local hospital and then transfer to U of M for the surgery. He believes he is a late stage 2 or stage 3, he is having his EUS today. The hardest part right now is Larry is so angry. I have never seen him like this. I cant say I understand his anger, but I have seen it many times as I lost my mother,and father to cancer, and both of my sisters are survivors of cancer. I am having a difficult time dealing with him. Dr said he will start chemo using 5 different drugs, different cocktails at different times according to Larry;s body's response, and radiation at the same time. This will last for 3-4 months beginning in 2 weeks. Next week we will meet with Radiology Oncologist. As soon as she is ready to start he will begin.Larry doesn't want his kids to know any updates,and says if treatments make him sick he will not continue. At my wits end right now and trying to cope. I know some of it may just be panic, but I am so scared. I will let everyone know the results of EUG today. He also will have PET scan next week. So glad I found all of you.